Masters | Postgraduate Course - Global Logistics Management MBA Course Details within Coventry University

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Global Logistics Management MBA

Study Details

MBA 1 year full-time

The Global Logistics Management MBA qualification satisfies a wide range of global jobs in logistics, distribution, transport, warehousing, freight management, consultancy and other related areas


The course addresses the logistics challenges faced by today’s international organisations. The course focusses on bridging the gap between theoretical logistics concepts and how to practically apply them in real world situations. This will provide students with the opportunity to engage with technical and intellectual challenges that will enhance their ability to evaluate and manage a logistics business from a global context.

This provides students with a degree that gives them logistic analytical, strategic and operational skills necessary to gain employment with a global manufacturer, retailer or logistics service provider at a mid-management level upwards. The key differentiating feature of this course, are the inclusion of modules delivered from a practical perspective. This provides a balance between logistics theories such as applying simulation tools or analysing existing logistics operations and general management topics. This enables students to become effective and successful senior managers in either the logistics provider side of the industry or the manufacturer / retailer perspective.

The course is currently being accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, and will be fully accredited before the launch date of September 2017.


To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.

Module details

All students will study the module Study Skills and Research Methods. In Addition, you will take eight taught topics and complete a Masters project. The topics studied are:

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Financial Analysis and Decision Making
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Logistics Management
  • CMI Global Professional Development
  • Global Distribution Networks
  • Logistics Business Simulation
  • Logistics Operations

For the award of MBA you must successfully complete an individual masters research project or an industry based applied project.

Entry Requirements

  • Be an honours graduate of any relevant discipline (minimum 2:2 or higher), obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to Coventry Business School in a business related area”
  • Have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time relevant work experience in a management/administrative/ professional capacity.

Students who do not fit with the above entry requirements can gain entry but their degrees and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the MBA course director.

AP(E)L will be assessed in line with University Regulations.

All non-standard admissions as detailed above are taken to the Faculty’s Accreditation Committee for approval.

Student Destinations

Successful completion of this course leads to senior management careers in the shipping, freight haulage, road transport or retail distribution industries at both technical and managerial levels.

Some of the job in roles such as:

Logistics Business Development, Logistics and / or Supply Chain Analyst; Logistics Management Consultant and Logistics Project Manager.

These roles can be found in many logistics service providers, which is an ideal starting point for a career in logistics. Alternatively, similar roles with manufacturers, shippers and retailers are available and provide the experience of being on the other side of the logistics fence.

The MBA Global Logistics Management is a solid foundation to senior management/director roles in any global business or international consultancy.